Unrestricted gifts provide the Foundation with the resources and flexibility to meet ever-changing needs of our community—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time the gift is made. These funds allow us to respond to the community’s most pressing needs and compelling opportunities, today and tomorrow.

50+ Men Who Care Fund
100+ Women Who Care Fund
Becker Family Fund
Bicentennial Fund
Bohrer-Howard Fund
Bunger & Robertson Fund for Community Impact
Burns McRobbie Family Fund
Carol and Mayer Maloney Fund
Carol M. Shapiro Fund
Cassady Unrestricted Fund
Claflin Unrestricted Fund
Cockerham Family Unrestricted Fund
Curry Auto Center Unrestricted Fund
Daisy Hinkle Garton Fund
Doris Seward Fund
Dorothy Frapwell Unrestricted Fund
Ethelyn Bergevin Unrestricted Fund
Fitzgerald Unrestricted Fund
Frisbie Family Fund
George and Viola Taliaferro Fund
German American Bancorp Community Fund
Gros-Louis Unrestricted Fund
Halder J. and Florence Catherine Palmer Fund
Herald-Times Fund for Bloomington and Monroe County
Herbert and Angela Caldwell Community Fund
Herman B Wells Fund
Jack Harlow Fund
Jefferson and Mary Shreve Unrestricted Fund
John Bethell and Kathleen I. Bethell Unrestricted Endowment
Kanne Unrestricted Fund
LeBien Unrestricted Fund
MainSource Bank Fund
Mary Strain Rash Fund
Matthew Kovach Memorial Unrestricted Fund
MutualBank Community Fund
Olcott Unrestricted Fund
Phil and Margaret Hathaway Unrestricted Fund
Poling Unrestricted Fund
Rosemary and Jack Wentworth Fund
Shindell Unrestricted Fund
SIHO Insurance Services Fund
Smithville Telephone Company Unrestricted Fund
Stephens Family Memorial Fund

Stevens Family Unrestricted Fund
Team Erin
Tichenor Unrestricted Fund
Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Vaughan Family Fund
Walters Family Fund in memory of John and Janet Manis
Wuslich Family Fund

Donor Advised

Donor Advised Funds give donors the opportunity to play an active, personal role in their charitable giving. Each year, donors recommend a use for grants from the fund while relying upon the Foundation’s staff for expertise in fund administration, record keeping, investing and grant making. These funds offer the ability to involve an entire family or group in making grant recommendations and can pass on to future generations if desired. In addition to many anonymous family funds, the following advised funds have been established:

Bert Hoadley Fell Sr. Memorial Fund
Bill C. and Patricia P. Brown Fund
BKD Fund
Bloomington Rotary Foundation Endowment
Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club Fund
Cole Family Virtuous Cycles Fund
Curry Auto Center Fund
Daniel and Cheryl Moore Fund
DeBruicker Family Fund
Ecumenical Campus Ministry Fund
Fair and Civil Workplace Fund
Friends’ GIFT Fund
Ginkgo Fund
Grene Stone and Stone Fund
Hane Family Fund
Harold Eugene Brewer III Memorial Fund
Hurlow Wealth Management Fund
Hyde Park Endowment Fund
John and Joyce Poling Fund
John and Sue West Fund
John D. and Patricia W. Mulholland Fund
Jonah and Ilona Willsey Fund
Kiwanis Club of Bloomington Endowment
Kruzan Fund for Kids and Canines
Leigh Allison Neal Memorial Fund
Limestone Heritage Fund
Lloyd and Joan Olcott Fund
McCourt Fund for Early Childhood Education
Michael List Fund
Miller Family Fund
Morrison Family Fund
M. Phil and Margaret E. Hathaway Fund
Nat and Patty Hill Fund
Old National Bank Fund
Peterson Family Fund
Philip C. Hill Fund
Premo and Ralston Families Fund
Richey Family Fund
Robert D. and Suzanne P. Mann Fund
Rosemary and Jack Wentworth Fund
Sara and Bob LeBien Fund
Seward Family Fund
Squirrel Family Fund
Theile Family Fund
Tim and Dorothy Ellis Fund
T.I.S., Inc. Fund
Tri Kappa – Bloomington Alpha Chapter Philanthropy Fund
William D. Cutshall Memorial Fund

Agency & Designated

Agency and designated funds allow you to direct your gift to a specific agency or purpose. Almost any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization may be designated to receive support for its mission. You identify the recipient(s) you wish to benefit through your gift and our staff manages the annual distribution of funds from the endowment.  More than 50 local nonprofits benefit from funds at the Community Foundation.

Amethyst House Fund
Area 10 Agency on Aging Fund
BDLC Fund for Tomorrow
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Monroe County Fund
Bloomington Community Band Fund
Bloomington Parks & Recreation Foundation Fund
Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington Fund
Branch Fund for the Monroe County Humane Association
Brown’s Woods Endowment Fund
Cardinal Stage Endowment Fund
CASA Endowment Fund
Community Kitchen Fund
Crisis Pregnancy Center Fund
DistinXion Fund
Doris Seward Fund for Monroe County Historical Museum
Dyslexia Education Fund for Pinnacle School
Edgewood High School Dollars for Scholars Endowment
Ellettsville Main Street Fund
Family Resource Center Fund
Farmer House Museum Fund
Foundation of MCCS Library Fund
Frank Nelson and Frances N. Young, Jr. Fund
Fred Seward Nature Preserve Fund
Galen Dolby Christian Legacy Fund

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County Fund
Harmony School Endowment Fund
Housing Trust Fund Endowment
Ilknur Premo Ralston Memorial Scholarship Fund for Leadership Bloomington Monroe County
Ivy Tech Endowment Fund
Jane A. Gouker Endowment for the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic
Jane and Jerry McIntosh Fund
Jane L. Enoch Scholarship Fund (for Bloomington Montessori School)
Janis Stockhouse Endowment Fund
Joan Burton Memorial Fund for Stone Belt Arc
Joan Scully Carmack Endowment Fund (for Girls Inc.)
Judy B. Feldpausch Fund
Kay Dinsmoor Fund
Language Conservancy Endowment Fund
Latimer Woods Endowment Fund
Lenore Anderson Endowment
Local Council of Women Legacy Fund
Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment Fund
Lotus – Lee Williams Artist Fund
Lynton K. and Helen W. Caldwell Fund

Mary Lou Miller Fund (for Bloomington-Posoltega Committee of Sister Cities)
Middle Way House Endowment Fund
Monarch Environmental Education Fund
Monroe County Building Preservation Fund
Monroe County Children Matter! (CAPE)
Monroe County Fair Association
Monroe County Historical Society Museum Fund
Monroe County Humane Association Fund
Monroe County Public Library Foundation Fund
Monroe County United Ministries Fund
New Philanthropists Fund
New Unionville Baptist Church Fund
Olcott Youth Scholars Fund for Bloomington Parks & Recreation Foundation
Partners for Places Fund for the City of Bloomington
Presidents Endowment for the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington
Quindearia G. Courson Fund
Reva and Jack Shiner Endowed Fund for the Bloomington Playwrights Project
Richland Bean Blossom Community School Foundation Endowment
R. Keith Michael and Marion Bankert Michael Fund
Roland E. Kohr Fund for New Hope Family Shelter
Sassafras Audubon Society Fund
Shalom Community Center Emerson Endowment
Smithville Technology Scholarship Fund
Success School Fund
Sue Jones Fund (for educational support of Kappa Kappa Gamma)
Susan A. Moke Fund for the Writing for a Change Foundation of Bloomington, Inc.
Susann McDonald Endowment Fund for the USA International Harp Competition
Switchyard Park Endowment Fund (for Bloomington Parks Foundation)
Theodore H. Appleton Fund (for Monroe County Humane Society)
The Sycamore Land Trust, Inc. Stewardship Endowment Fund
T.I.S.-Tichenor Endowment for Stone Belt
United Way of Monroe County Community Care Fund
Viola Taliaferro Fund for Restorative Justice (for Community Justice and Mediation Center)
Volunteers In Medicine Fund
Waldman Art Fund
WFHB Endowment Fund
Windfall Dancers Inc. Endowment Fund
WonderLab Fund
Youth Services Bureau Fund

Field of Interest

You can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life.  Grants are awarded to community agencies and programs that are addressing a community need in your chosen area of interest.

Animal Welfare Fund
Annie Allen Fund for Thriving Parents, Babies, and Toddlers
Basic Needs Fund (for food, shelter, and basic medical care)
Carolee A. Mehlinger Fund for Children and Youth
Citizens for a Better Bloomington (for grants within the City of Bloomington)
Community Emergency Relief Fund
Curry Family Fund for a Compassionate and Caring Community
Delbert and Rosemary Miller Fund for the Arts
Duke Energy Fund
Flick Medical Emergency Fund
Geraldine Newton Jones Fund (for early childhood education)
Leck and Savastuk Bravo Fund
Lewis Fund for Early Childhood Education
Linda Simon and David Sabbagh Fund for Early Childhood Education
Marina Svetlova Fund for Dance
Mary Coffman Tilton Fund for Classical Music
McCourt Fund for Early Childhood Education
Monroe County Access to Recreation Endowment (for inclusive recreation)
Our Children, Our Future Fund
Precision Health Network Fund (for health education and outcomes)
P. Stuart and Anna L. Holmquest Innovative Programs for Children Fund
PTS Electronics Corp. Beautification Fund
Ray & Marcie Tichenor Fund for Education and Health
Shelter Endowment Fund
Simpson McCarty Family Fund
Technicolor Arts Education Fund (for K-12 arts education)
William Joseph Sturgis, Patricia Sturgis, Frank & Ruby Smith Memorial Fund
Anonymous Food Security Fund
Anonymous Education Fund

Community Foundation Operating Endowment

Like other charities, the Community Foundation is strengthened by diverse revenue sources, including operating endowments. Income from these funds supports our work across the community in partnering with donors, area leaders, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Gifts to our operating endowments enable us to continue making a difference by connecting caring people, important causes and community resources throughout Monroe County. When not needed for such purposes, this income may be added to the strategic grantmaking pool.

Community Foundation Board of Directors Fund
General Operating Endowment
Scott Walters Fund for the Community Foundation


Scholarship funds can be used to support students across the spectrum of educational attainment. The minimum gift required to establish a scholarship fund is $40,000. Specialized rules and procedures govern scholarship funds and we encourage interested donors to contact the Community Foundation to learn more.

Carl Deal Jr. Scholarship Fund
JP Morgan Chase Bank Scholarship Fund
Judy Talley Scholarship Fund
Maurice E. and Frances Harding Endwright Scholarship Fund
Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship
Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club Betty Burnett Welke Scholarship Fun
Stinesville Alumni Scholarship Fund
Tom Moeller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities allow donors to make legacy gifts for causes and organizations while receiving income for life. Learn more.

Jane A. Gouker Charitable Gift Annuity
John & Gerry Miller Gift Annuity Fund
Phil & Margaret Hathaway Gift Annuity Fund
Tomi and Jim Allison Charitable Gift Annuity Fund


Alexander Memorial Fund
Allard Family Charitable Fund
Arlene Huss Cook Memorial Fund
Community Foundation Leadership Fund
Dandelion Fund
Lake Lemon Enhancement Fund
McRobbie Family Advised Fund
Michael LeBien Graduation Scholarship
Monroe County CASA Long Term Non-Permanent Fund
Monroe County Fair Association Fund
Never Lose Hoop Fund
Peterson Community Fund

Renewable Energy Fund
Urschel-Jarvis Community Fund

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